New 36-hole events for Tartan Tour

THIS year’s Tartan Tour schedule will include five 36-hole events that will give non-PGA professionals and leading Scottish amateurs the chance to lock horns with the country’s leading home-based professionals.

The first of the events, from 30 April to 1 May, will take place at Macdonald Spey Valley in Aviemore, where Scott Henry used a victory last year as a springboard to securing his European Tour card this season.

Cardrona near Peebles (28-29 May), Duddingston (2-3 July) and Brora/Tain (24-25 September) have also been confirmed as venues with one more to be added in July.

“These tournaments proved to be very popular last year, with over 30 non-PGA members competing alongside professionals over the course of the season,” said PGA in Scotland secretary Michael MacDougall.

Alan Tait, a golf professional and media pundit, came up with the idea for the events in 2011 and they have continued to prove useful since coming under the PGA in Scotland umbrella.


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“Last year, three of the four players who competed in a play-off at Spey Valley went on to gain their full European Tour card at the end of the season,” added MacDougall.